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China Entices Nomadic Families To Settle Down

October 14, 2014 - 5:09am

China wants to protect grassland areas by moving nomads into permanent settlements. Critics say that's disrespecting minority customs. After apartment living, one family plans to go back to herding.

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French Economist Wins Nobel For Market Power And Regulation Research

October 13, 2014 - 7:42am

French economist Jean Tirole, 61, works at the Toulouse School of Economics in France. The economics prize completed the 2014 Nobel Prize announcements.

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How Much Damage Can A 6-Year-Old Boy Do Over 10 Years?

October 13, 2014 - 7:11am

A satirical website compiled the cost of property damage if Calvin — of the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes" — was a real kid. The total: nearly $16,000.

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Principal Makes Good On Bet With Students

October 13, 2014 - 6:47am

School principal Mike Neubert of South Dakota told elementary students if they collectively ran 200 miles, he would run a marathon. Neubert ran the equivalent of a marathon around the school.

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Meeting In Cairo, Nations Pledge $5.4 Billion To Rebuild Gaza

October 13, 2014 - 4:56am

It will be hard to make sure that concrete needed to rebuild the Palestinian territory's demolished buildings isn't diverted to Hamas, the militant group that had been tunneling into Israeli towns.

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Speculation Abounds Over Who Will Win Economics Nobel

October 13, 2014 - 4:56am

The top contenders for the Nobel Prize in economics are said to be a pair of NYU professors who study entrepreneurship, and a Stanford researcher who did pioneering work into economic sociology.

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Washington Keeps A Keen Eye On Senate Races

October 13, 2014 - 4:56am

With just a little more than three weeks left until midterm elections, political analysts believe the Republicans have a good chance of winning enough seats to take over the Senate from Democrats.

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Protesters Converge On St. Louis To Remember Brown's Death

October 13, 2014 - 4:56am

Demonstrators marked the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The unarmed black man was shot by a white police officer, who's awaiting word on a possible indictment by a grand jury.

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FX Show 'Archer' To Drop ISIS Name

October 13, 2014 - 4:56am

The rise of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has made it difficult for organizations and companies to carry the burden of a moniker now associated with the Islamist militant group.

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'Breach In Protocol" Suspected In 2nd Texas Ebola Case

October 13, 2014 - 4:56am

The first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S. has led to the first transmission of Ebola from one person to another in this country. It happened in Dallas where Thomas Duncan was being treated.

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On Front Lines Against Ebola, Training A Matter Of Life Or Death

October 13, 2014 - 3:25am

At least 7,000 health care workers are needed to staff new Ebola treatment centers in Liberia alone. Those doctors, nurses and hygienists must learn how to protect themselves — and how not to panic.

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Florida Governor's Race: Familiar Faces, Big Money, Brutal Ads

October 13, 2014 - 3:24am

Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is facing off with former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist — who's now running as a Democrat. The race is close, expensive and nasty, with a deluge of attack ads.

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Friction Can Save Your Sandwich, And Other Tips For Better Bites

October 13, 2014 - 3:24am

Many sandwiches lack structural integrity due to "the sliced cucumber conundrum," says Dan Pashman, author of Eat More Better. He has fixes for it and other kitchen woes — like sad-looking leftovers.

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A New Orleans Charter School Marches To Its Own Tune

October 13, 2014 - 3:22am

As part of our series on the education revolution underway in the Crescent City, we profile a new, independent arts-centered charter that's struggling to put down roots.

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A Benefit For Rural Vets: Getting Health Care Close To Home

October 13, 2014 - 3:21am

Veterans in some rural areas have to travel hundreds of miles on empty interstates to get health care, losing a day of work or sometimes two. A new program lets them see nearby doctors instead.

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In Hopes Of Fixing Faulty Genes, One Scientist Starts With The Basics

October 13, 2014 - 3:20am

Jennifer Doudna used to worry that her science wasn't doing anything important. Then some basic research led her team to a discovery that could one day be crucial in healing some genetic diseases.

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What's In A Name? It Could Matter If You're Writing To Your Lawmaker

October 13, 2014 - 3:19am

To test subtle biases, researchers sent state legislators identical emails about voting requirements. Some emails came from a man with a "Latino" name, and others from an "Anglo" name.

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